For the last challenge I made another 18th century cap, and this time in linen. It actually started when I cut out the lining for the Demelza cap, but managed to cut it from another pattern so I made the main cap too big. I put it aside, but still saved it. Then there were two craft cafés left of the year, and since I needed something small I could make by hand I took the cap with me and worked on it there. Due to a lot of talking going on at the craft cafés it took a bit longer than if I had just been at home to make it.
The pattern I used was from the same Duràn newsletter as the Demelza cap. Since there aren't many directions I first just gathered the main cap to the band and pleated the back of the cap to make it fit the head. This was the result
The result was a lot more like I wanted it to be.
I will need to make a bun in the back to keep the cap on, but this is a cap that I've made so that I don't need to make complicated hairstyles, I will be able to hide all the hair under the cap.
I consider this a re-do of these challenges:
Stash-busting - it all came from my stash
Practicality - it's made in order to hide my hair and still be historically correct
What the item is: A late 18th century cap
The Challenge: 12 - Re-do
What Challange/s are you re-doing?: Stashbusting, practicality, accessorize
Fabric: 0,5 m linen
Pattern: Duran textiles newsletter
Year: Late 18th century
Notions: white cotton thread
How historically accurate is it? I would say this is pretty spot on, it's all handsewn. Linen thread would have been even better, but I'd say 90% for this one.
Hours to complete: 4
First worn: Not yet
Total cost: All from the stash, but the fabric is around $11/meter if I would buy it all new, so around $5.